A solution for getting from box fresh to broken in in the shortest possible time has been the Holy Grail for the last 50 years, so with our Broken In range, we do the hard work so you don't have to. The leather is milled which involves putting the leather into a drum that is turned repeatedly, breaking up the surface grain of leather to make it softer. The quarter panels are then rolled and flexed by hand and hammer. This is repeated on the vamp (toe), replicating effect on the leather created by the movement of the foot whilst walking. For the finishing touches, the back loop is abraded and the upper is buffed, exposing the color of the metal eyelets. The sole edges are then finished in such a way that it removes the neat edges. Combined, these unique range of processes allow us to take a new pair of 1460 8-eye boots and accelerate the breaking in process. Broken In from day one.
This is a Goodyear-welted product. The upper and sole are heat-sealed and sewn together, not merely glued like many footwear constructions.
Our classic Dr. Martens leather: durable, with a smooth finish, which has been treated specifically to give a softer, more 'broken-in'finish.
This sole is hard-wearing, with good abrasion and slip resistance.
[Smooth] = Clean Away dirt using a damp cloth, allow to dry apply correct coloured wax based shoe polish to restore shine as desired.